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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer Waterford MI

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Sandeep Gar, MD
(248) 698-4000
9229 Highland Rd
White Lake, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sandeep Garg
(248) 698-4000
9229 Highland Rd
White Lake, MI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Michael Leon Hicks, MD
44405 Woodward Ave Ste 202
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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Albert M Brady, MD,
(248) 858-3149
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nitin G Vaishampayan, MD
(248) 737-9066
70 Fulton St
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Crittenton Hosp, Rochester Hls, Mi; Detroit Receiving Hosp & Univ, Detroit, Mi; St John MacOmb Hospital, Warren, Mi

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Joel Mark Nass, DO
(248) 360-9843
3411 Fox Woods Ct
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kay T Miller
(248) 625-0300
6770 Dixie Hwy
Clarkston, MI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Donald George Bronn, MD
(248) 371-9000
3100 Cross Creek Pkwy Ste 160
Auburn Hills, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Russian
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Botsford General Osteopathic, Farmingtn Hls, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Pontiac, Mi

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Kenneth Jeffrey Levin, MD
(248) 857-6717
461 W Huron St
Pontiac, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: North Oakland Med Ctr, Pontiac, Mi; Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mi; Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi

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Stephen C Schwartz
(248) 669-9610
2300 Haggerty Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

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New Treatment Options For Breast Cancer
By Nishanth Reddy 
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Although surgery is the most effective (and hence, the most widely used) breast cancer treatment method, there are several other ways of dealing with the disease, some are more powerful than the others. These include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, each of them with their own assets and downsides.

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses powerful gamma rays (x-rays) which target the specific area that needs to be treated with high precision. Usually, radiation therapy is performed after surgery, to destroy any cancer cells that have not been removed or the ones that formed up where the tumor was removed. Although it can t be used as, a treatment on its own, radiation therapy is one of the most accepted post-surgery methods of breast conserving therapy (BCT) and has a high chance of stopping the cancer from recurring.

As with all treatments involving x-rays, there are some downsides to radiation therapy. First, in order to wipe out the cancerous cells that might have formed (or remained) in the area where the tumor was removed from, the x-rays will eventually damage some of the healthy tissue too. Although the process is highly precise, the rays cannot make a difference between cancerous and normal cells, so they burn them together.

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs that kill the cancer cells or stop them from growing. Most chemotherapy medications are given through an intravenous line, although some are administered in pill form. Chemotherapy is a harsh regime, which often makes people feel more ill than the illness they are suffering from; however, it has been proved very effective.

Chemotherapy is a great treatment method to use both prior and after surgery. With the help of this method, you can virtually contract the cancerous tumor before the actual surgery, making it easier and less complex to remove. In addition, chemotherapy is used in the same sense as radiation therapy after the surgical intervention, to stop the diseased cells to recur.

Chemotherapy is administered usually in cycles where each cycle consists of a period of intensive treatment that lasts for a few days or weeks followed by a week of recovery. Most patients with breast cancer have two to four cycles of chemotherapy to start with before tests are performed to see what effects it has had on the cancer.

Chemotherapy is differe...

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